Schindhelm 365 – The new Investment Control Act (26.06.2020)

To protect security and economic interests, the EU has created a control framework for direct investments from other EU countries in European companies with the new Investment Control Act. With the "Guidelines for the Verification of Foreign Direct Investments" published on 26.03.2020, the EU Commission calls for the verification of foreign investments in order to avoid capacity bottlenecks that could arise as a result of foreign direct investments in the health care sector or in related economic sectors such as research institutions. SAXINGER Rechtsanwältin und Partner Dr. Christina Hummer has examined the new law and clarifies, among other things, which transactions are affected and what practical effects the Investment Control Act has on transaction practice.

Please note: The following explanations do not claim to be conclusive. They are only intended to provide initial information and orientation. They do not replace detailed advice. We are at your disposal for such a consultation.